masterful. but the big question, will it help her husband win the white house? on the left, maria cardona, democratic strategist and cnn contributor, and on the right, crystal wright owner of the pr group wright inc. welcome to you both. >> thank you, carol. good morning. >> i don't hear as much energy as i need to this morning, ladies. but i'm sure you'll -- >> well, good morning. >> i'm feeling it, carol. >> that's so much better. >> crystal, let's start with you. you're a conservative, crystal. ann romney's speech was widely praised too. how would you compare ann romney's speech to mrs. obama's speech last night? >> i think mrs. obama delivered a passionate speech. she certainly stirred the base. but i don't think she moved the needle with independents, women who are on the fence, and disaffected democrats in making the case why her husband deserves another four years. she did say she made an emotional case, hey, look, change is hard.